Dr Damir Esenaliev is a Senior Researcher at ISDC. His research interests include quantitative microeconomic research related to social cohesion, labor markets, inequality, rural development, and intergenerational mobility.
He has published in Journal of Comparative Economics, Economics of Transition, Social Indicators Research, and International Journal of Psychology. In addition, he has a number of working papers and reports published at DIW Berlin, IZA, University of Central Asia, and the World Bank.
Lately he has been involved in impact evaluation studies of peace-building interventions in Kyrgyzstan analysing social cohesion and peace education. He is the Academic Coordinator of the Life in Kyrgyzstan Study.
Previously, he worked at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the World Bank office in the Kyrgyz Republic, and the National (Central) Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Dr Esenaliev holds a PhD degree in Economics from Humboldt University of Berlin and he obtained his Master’s degree in Development Economics from Williams College (USA).
- The World Food Programme’s Contribution to Improving the Prospects for Peace in Kyrgyzstan
- ADB Country Diagnostic Study: Kyrgyz Republic: Improving Growth Potential
- Gender Earnings Inequality and Wage Policy: Teachers, Health Care, and Social Workers in Central Asia
- Household survey data for research on well-being and behavior in Central Asia
- Post‐socialist transition and intergenerational educational mobility in Kyrgyzstan
- Social Cohesion through Community- based Development in Kyrgyzstan
- Impact evaluation of the Livingsidebyside peacebuilding educational programme in Kyrgyzstan
- The Impact of Job Quality on Wellbeing: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan
- The Connection Between Social Cohesion and Personality: A Multilevel Study in the Kyrgyz Republic